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Rai Rai Ken

  1. Grub Guides
    Slurping Instead of Sleeping: 10 Places to Eat Late-Night Ramen in NYCBecause it’s too cold for you to eat a slice on a stoop.
  2. Coming Soon
    Japanese Café and Bar Hi Collar Moving Into the Old Rai Rai Ken SpaceA new source for Japanese-style coffee.
  3. Elsewhere
    Ex-Parea Chef Opens NYC-Inspired Noodlecat Next Week … in ClevelandJonathon Sawyer found inspiration in New York’s revered noodle houses, but also in the words of a talking cat.
  4. Empire Building
    The Man Who Built Little TokyoDavid Chang’s East Village fiefdom is far from the largest one.
  5. Slideshow
    Iron Chef Morimoto Judges the Best of East Village RamenA definitive guide to East Village ramen.
  6. NewsFeed
    Ramen Wars: Rai Rai Ken Shows Off Its New WeaponBut is it as shiny and new as they think?
  7. Back of the House
    Momofuku 2.0 Opens TomorrowEater brings news that Momofuku Noodle Bar will be opening the doors of its more spacious new location tomorrow — good news for East Village diners who’ve been waiting in lines out the door at Ramen Setagaya and Rai Rai Ken. Is there some natural connection between Japanese noodle soup and long lines? It would seem to defeat its own purpose when on a cold day one has to first wait and then quiver on a tiny stool — why even leave the house? Especially when, in the case of Setagaya, you can’t get soup to go. Clearly the Momofuku move is a good thing for ramen — unless it turns out that the line is what makes the people come, not the soup. Momofuku Noodle Bar 2.0 Definitely Opens Tomorrow [Eater] Related: Keeping Up With The Momofukus [NYM]
  8. NewsFeed
    Gold St. Enters the Ramen Wars Without a Care in the World The ramen wars are raging as never before, as Momofuku and Setagaya go against each other hammer and tongs, and Minca and Rai Rai Ken clean up the remains. But Gold St. tells us that their new ramen rollout is completely unrelated. From the look of their soup, they may be right.